Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Mechanical Engineering)

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Content Curator | Updated on - Sep 15, 2021

M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering is a 2-year master's degree program. Some colleges also have a part-time programme of 3-year duration. Students after completing their B.Tech. gets enrolled in M.Tech. program for higher studies. Minimum eligibility asked for this course is 55% aggregate in B.Tech. while it is 60% minimum in IITs.

Top Institutes offering M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering course are:

M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering is offered by many IITs, NITs and other colleges in India. In M.Tech, students are supposed to do a lot of research work and have to prepare thesis during their coursework.

Tuition fee for the M.Tech. programme ranges from 40,000 to 100,000. It may go up to 5 lakhs in reputed private colleges.

An M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering student can get campus placement in various educational institutes as well as in companies like Atlas Copco, ITC, Godrej, JCB, Kirloskar and many others where he/she can earn up to 12 lakhs or more by working as Junior Engineers, independent consultants, mechanical design engineer etc.

M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering: Course Highlights

Course level Post-graduation
Duration 2 years
Examination Type Semester
Eligibility Qualifying B.E or B.Tech. in either field of Automobile/Manufacturing/Mechanical/Mechatronics/Production with an aggregate of 55% marks and above/ Entrance Examination.
Admission process Merit List
Course Fee Up to INR 40,000 to 1 Lac
Average salary Approx. Up to INR 12 Lacs per annum
Top Recruiting Companies Chemical, Automobile, Technical Wings of Armed Forces, Space Research Organization
Job Positions Mechanical & Agriculture Engineer, Project Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Senior Engineer, etc.

M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering: What is it About?

M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering takes a person through the whirlpool of science and mathematics. The course helps a student to get a deeper knowledge of solids, materials, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, a design of machine elements and many other concepts about machines and material.

Being a master’s student one is supposed to do a lot of research work in areas like thermal science and engineering, solid mechanics, dynamics, and control, etc.

Anyone who has done B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering and still have that hunger to know more about the design or maintenance, installation or working of machines should surely look forward to getting enrolled in M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering program. Moreover, Master’s degree opens the door also for teaching profession for an engineering student.

M.Tech program runs for a stretch of 2 years which are divided in 4 equal semesters of 6 months each in colleges like Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, IISC, Bangalore and many others.

There are other colleges like Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar which also provide a part-time M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering

M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering: Top Institutes

There are more than 800 colleges offering M.Tech. Mechanical Engineering including many IITs and NITs in India. Some of them are:

Name of Institution Location Average Course Fee (in INR)
Annasaheb Dange College of Engineering and Technology (ADCET) Sangli 1,52,000
Bharat Ratna Indira Gandhi College of Engineering Maharashtra 2,80,000
Birla Institute of Technology (BIT Ranchi) Jharkhand 5,44,000
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani) Rajasthan 5,44,000
Coimbatore Institute of Technology Tamil Nadu 2,63,000
Dr. DY Patil Institute of Engineering and Technology Pune 2,02,000
Jadavpur University West Bengal 9,600
KJ Somaiya College of Engineering Mumbai 4,47,000
Lokmanya Tilak College of Engineering Mumbai NA
Pillai Institute of Information Technology, Engineering, Media Studies and Research Mumbai 1,44,000
Shri Ram Institute of Management and Technology (SRIMT) Delhi 56,000
Solapur University Maharashtra 1,00,000

M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering: Eligibility

To become eligible for M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering a student must have at least 55% in aggregate in B.Tech. or equivalent in appropriate branch, while IITs like IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Jodhpur ask for 60% in aggregate and a valid GATE score.

If someone has done his/her B.Tech. degree from an IIT with CGPA of 8.0 or above, he/she will get direct admission in M.Tech. and will not need a GATE score. Eligibility criteria is same for part-time M.Tech. course.

M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering: Admission Process

Admission to M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering in all the colleges, be it private or government including all the IITs and NITs, like Punjab Engineering College University of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Patna, Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela is done through GATE.However, IIT B.Tech. degree holders having a CGPA of 8.0 or more gets exempted from giving GATE and just have to face the interview. 

M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering: Syllabus and Course Description

Name of the Course

Topics Covered


Instrumentation and Measuring Systems

  • Characteristics of Instruments
  • Classification of transducers
  • Dynamic Response of Instruments
  • Errors in Measurement and Its Analysis
  • DAS and Signal Analysis

This particular course tells the students about the proper handling of instruments and their basic calibration.

Advanced Machine Design

  • Designing against Fracture
  • Optimum design
  • Statistical consideration in design
  • Von Mises theory
  • Design of Threaded Joints
  • Aesthetic and ergonomic consideration in the design of products

This course intends to impart the knowledge of machine designs and their possible failure causes.

Manufacturing Technology

  • Concurrent Engineering
  • Patterns and Patternmaking
  • Metal Forming
  • Flow Stress Curves
  • Welding Technology & Design
  • Integrated manufacturing

This course aims to tell the students about the interpersonal relationship of various designs.

Internal Combustion Engines

  • Thermodynamic Analysis of IC Engines Cycle
  • Combustion in SI Engines
  • Gas Exchange Processes
  • Burning of Condensed Phase
  • Compression Ignition Systems

This course is about the working of IC engines and methods of their improvement.

Thermal Engineering

  • Microscale Energy Transport in Solids
  • Molecular Clusters
  • Simplified Carathedory’s formulation
  • Navier-Stokes equation
  • Elements of
  • irreversible thermodynamics

Thermal Engineering help students to do the evaluation of turbomachines.

Advanced Welding Technology

  • classification of solid-state welding processes
  • Welding Metallurgy
  • Mechanisation in Welding
  • Robotics in Welding
  • Laser Beam Welding
  • Friction stir welding

This helps students to know about different welding power sources and processes.

Operations Research

  • Linear Optimization Models
  • Waiting Line Problems
  • Game Problems
  • Inventory Management
  • Integer programming
  • Stochastic Programming

By studying this course one will be able to formulate and solve various industrial problems.

M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering: Career Prospects

There is a huge demand of Mechanical Engineers in the industry and market as they are versatile and flexible enough to work in various job profiles like that of a project manager, logistics and automobile engineer, consultant in transportation, navigation officer, assistant professor in colleges and what not.

Automobile, oil refineries, mining, electronics firms, thermal power industry, air conditioning, armed forces, shipping industries, aviation industries are some of the fields a mechanical engineer can get jobs into.

There are no. of jobs for M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering postgraduates in the government sector and teaching sector as well. But the packages are not so high in govt. sector for freshers but there is a large scope of promotions. One can join as a junior engineer Indian Defense Services, PSU, Indian Railways etc.

M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering student can even go in the teaching profession and can become assistant professors in various colleges and universities.

Some of the major recruiters of M.Tech. Mechanical Engineers are:

  • Tata Motors
  • Larsen
  • HPCL
  • Ford
  • Metro Rail Corp.
  • Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.
  • DAE

Academic Options After M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering 

After getting through with M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering one can go for Ph.D. /M.S. program either in India only or in some foreign university. There are many colleges in India which offer a Ph.D. program in Mechanical Engineering.

Given below is a graph showing trending salary figures for different job profiles for a Mechanical Engineer:

salary graph for M. Tech in Machanical engineering

Various job profiles on which a mechanical engineer can work in an industry are:

Job Designation

Job Description

Industrial Engineer

One is supposed to look after the faults by using PCDA methodology.

Factory Head

The concerned person must have to plan, organize and manage the manpower and production process

Design Engineer Manager

One is responsible for the development of designs and sources.

Service Maintenance Engineer

One is responsible for installing and commissioning M&R and screen printing machines.

Project Manager

Soul have to understand and handle all the projects and is responsible for unit’s trail production.

Safety Officer

He/she is responsible for safety of the plant and must have an eye for hazardous items.

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Mechanical Engineering) : 27 answered questions


Ques. How is the M.Tech in welding technology at NIT Trichy in terms of placements?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 15 Sept 21

Ans. Welding technology has the distinct advantage of having some organizations who come to NIT Trichy solely to hire welding masters. In core welding firms, more than 50% placement is guaranteed. During the placement process, many software and mechanical firms visit the campus.  According to the recent placement highlights, the placement average for Welding Technology was around 60%. The placement average is less this year due to the ongoing pandemic.  The average CTC offered in the placement is 7-9 LPA.  The major recruiting companies that visit the campus are Tata Steel, Caterpillar, Lincoln, etc. NDT companies also recruit from Welding. If you have the required skills you can also sit for software and data science roles.  Almost 60% of the branch get placed in Mechanical core while the remaining 40% get placed in sectors like software, marketing, etc. If you have good CGPA and decent communication skills then getting into core sectors from Welding Engineering at NIT Trichy will not be that difficult.Read more
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Ques. What are the benefits of (ME) from IIT Madras?

● Top Answer By Shivani Tiwari on 30 Jul 21

Ans. IIT Madras is one of the best institutes for engineering in India, providing excellent infrastructure, facilities, and top-notch placement in almost all streams. The points below state some of the most important benefits that you will receive in M.Tech at IIT Madras. In Mechanical Engineering, there are not many jobs available for engineering graduates in India. So, rather than being unemployed and failing in competitive exams repetitively, it is always better to go for higher studies, especially in institutes IITs. M.Tech students in IITs are given a stipend of 12,400 per month. This is given without any involvement in some sort of work or research too. So, earning while studying out of no extra effort is a great deal, which is never possible being in company. The IITian tag has its own value, which students run after even during their undergraduate days. Getting into the same institute which a student has tried 4 years before and failed is an achievement. Being in an IIT, society gives a lot of respect and treats its fellows as true engineers of society. Most M.Tech students get the chance of working in core companies, which are very rare for B.Tech graduates. These are the real white-collar jobs, which students dream of. The campus life of IIT Madras has a lot to offer to its students, making memories for the two years of M.Tech. Therefore, there are thousands of benefits in studying M.Tech in any stream at IIT Madras, some of them being listed above.Read more
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Ques. What are the placement scenarios for an MS (research program) for mechanical at IIT Madras?

● Top Answer By Nikhil Ranjan on 27 Jul 21

Ans. MS (by Research) program can be under regular/ part-time/ external schemes of IIT Madras. The placement from this program depends on your research field and the quality of research work that you have accomplished. The program is great, and research is an excellent field. Many core companies visit the campus for placements. Getting a decent package in placements depends on your performance. The placement detail for the MS program is below. Minimum CTC INR 5.4 LPA Average CTC INR 17.58 LPA Median CTC INR 17 LPA Highest CTC INR 48.95 LPA Lastly, with good research, there is a high probability that you will get a lucrative placement.Read more
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Ques. How was your experience of doing an MS in the mechanical engineering department at IIT Madras?

● Top Answer By Keshav Jindal on 26 Jul 21

Ans. IIT Madras is a tremendous college. The ambiance, the seniors, the faculty all are outstanding and cooperative. Being a part of IIT Madras, I can say that the institution provides for a competitive learning field for engineering and career options. MS is a research-oriented program that provides for its students to enhance their research skills. It requires the students to take an active participation in research studies at IIT Madras. Candidates are selected based on their GATE score, UG CGPA and Interview performance, similar to M.Tech candidates’ selection. The candidates are provided with the opportunity for Half-time Teaching/Research Assistantship of 12,400 per month upto 3 years. An MS student has a beneficial edge as the students get to work directly with the professor in their chosen field of research. Exposure: Research Scholars day: It is an opportunity for the research scholars to go beyond their limitations of their laboratories and witness research and gain first-hand experience. Shaastra:is an annual technical festival of IIT Madras. The festival lasts for four days and four knights during the beginning week of January. It attracts participation from the diverse parts of India. Shaastra provides for the students a platform to showcase their scientific and engineering talents. A Global Outreach: a number of opportunities are offered to the students to travel abroad and attend international conferences. MS candidates have been placed in vast numbers with great offers. You will get to learn a lot and build yourself up for your career ahead. You will get industrial exposure, seminars and internships also. Conducted by big companies like Cognizant, PwC, etc. You would not regret having gone for it, as the college life here is fun and quite happening.Read more
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Ques. Should I choose a mechanical degree from the BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus or a CS degree from the BITS Pilani Goa Campus?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 19 Jul 21

Ans. Prior to mentioning anything, it depends upon what your preference is. However, if you relatively require a faster or simply an immediate placement following the course, then opting for BITS Pilani, Goa (CSE) can be a superior choice. The CS branch is comparably one of the most demanded courses and is on a severe hike in India. It moreover has granted students the opportunity to obtain the highest entry-level package over and across India. Given the factors, the Goa campus of BITS Pilani can provide you with all the necessities. In fact, one of my friends is a recent graduate from the institute and frankly shares no amount of regret following his admission. The Goa campus of BITS Pilani has recorded high selections for GSoC. Categories Mechanical at BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus CS at BITS Pilani Goa Campus Course Fee 19.19 lakh 19.19 lakh Highest CTC 21 LPA 29 LPA Average CTC 11 LPA 12-15 LPA Recruiting Companies Bosch, Mercedes, nVidia, Goldman Sachs, etc. Infosys, Cognizant, Accenture, IBM, etc. He preferred pursuing CSE at BITS Pilani, Goa over EEE at BITS Pilani, main campus. Now comparing your choices, you should undeniably plan to enlist at the Goa campus.Read more
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Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Mechanical Engineering) Fee Structure in India

5.55 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES8.57 L  (Maximum Fee)
1.55 L (Average Fee)
27.50 K (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES5.51 L (Maximum Fee)
1.67 L (Average Fee)

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Mechanical Engineering) Fee Structure By state

Uttar Pradesh

2.48 L
27.50 KPrivate COLLEGES3.75 L
1.78 L

Delhi NCR

1.15 L
72.47 KPrivate COLLEGES2.80 L
1.72 L


1.39 L
72.47 KPrivate COLLEGES2.32 L
1.59 L


1.35 L
1.10 LPrivate COLLEGES2.15 L
1.46 L


1.59 L
83.50 KPrivate COLLEGES2.27 L
1.58 L


2.05 L
90 KPrivate COLLEGES3.15 L
1.82 L


2.26 L
1.40 LPrivate COLLEGES2.80 L
1.83 L

Himachal Pradesh

1.97 L
1.20 LPrivate COLLEGES2.66 L
1.89 L


1.12 L
80 KPrivate COLLEGES5.51 L
1.82 L

West Bengal

1.80 L
1.50 LPrivate COLLEGES3.51 L
2.37 L


1.88 L
1.10 LPrivate COLLEGES2.82 L
1.44 L


52.67 K
80 KPrivate COLLEGES4.34 L
2.27 L


1.42 L
1.40 LPrivate COLLEGES2.40 L
2.06 L


1.93 L
1.63 LPrivate COLLEGES1.88 L
1.75 L

Andhra Pradesh

37.05 K
50 KPrivate COLLEGES1.14 L
73.33 K
76.07 K
1.40 LPrivate COLLEGES1.97 L
1.69 L


1.79 L
43.40 KPrivate COLLEGES1.50 L
96.70 K


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8.0 /10

Campus Life :

College have many courses and the average gender ratio is about 70:30. Students does parties in college canteen and outside the college too. There is no discrimination or intolerance to any gender, race, religion, caste and economic status. Students enjoy with thier freinds and college mates.

Admission :

I opted this course for doing research. This is the best college of Engineering of AKTU that's why I have chosen this college. On the basis of written test and Interview I have got admission in this college. I got admission in the Mechanical Engineering Department on 5th January 2016.

Fee Structure And Facilities :

I have taken admission in the college in 2016, then fee structure for my course was feasible. But from 2018 the fee structure became very expensive for the course. No additional fees have taken for the course. Old fee structure for the course was not transparent in the fee breakdown.

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9.0 /10

Course Curriculum Overview :

We had 2 semester exams and last year complete research work. We have to complete atleast 16 grade in one sem. You can opt upto 26 grades.I have given most of the papers open book open notes. And during research work you have to work hard. Even I haven't slept for 3 days while writing my final draft of dissertation. And in case any semester you gone below 6.5 GPA you will be terminated from college and course.

Admission :

Just passed entrance exam got admission on july.exact date I dont remember.and I opt mechanical engineering because everyone said evergreen branch hai and all.but I guess it's not like that.whatever you opt you have work hard to get something. And I have cleared gate exam with good score got admission in iit kanpur

Campus Life :

Reagrding campus life.was very chill axcept academics. gender ratio is 1:10 and about extracurricular you have plenty much of clubs join anyone and enjoy the life. Yeah there is technical event call techcriti you can have robowar and club is just will enjoy everything out here

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8.8 /10

Placement Experience :

It is bitter truth that in India employment is at worse scale and graduated needs to struggle for placement similarly at my college placement rate was average.Some got placement but at low salaries and I was also in those.I selected by manveer agro industry as a supervisor and stipend was 7000 pm.

Admission :

Firstly I Selected from GATE merit list then still I was in doubt about admission because there were other qualified students but finally I found my name in final list.That time it was very difficult to get admission at such well reputed institution.

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Getting interactions with senior in a college is one of the difficult phase in my life because I was unknown at this college to my senior but when classes begun Some senior helped me in purchasing books, filling forms.They all were amiable.

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